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Cause of bacterial dysentery

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Fecal contamination: Fecal contamination of food and drink is the usual way for acquiring the causative organisms.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Bacterial Dysentery: Common way is thru contamination from feces.

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Developing countries: Shigellosis is endemic throughout the world where it is held responsible for some 120 million cases of severe dysentery with blood and mucus in the st... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Culture and toxin: Stool is tested by culture and for the presence of toxins, e.g.C diff toxin.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Diarrhea: Bacterial dysentery is serious and can be life threatening. It would present with persistent diarrhea, sometimes bloody. It is almost always respons... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
See below: Dysentery is severe diarrhea with passage of mucous and blood. Bacterial dysentery is dysentery caused by enteric pathogenic bacteria such as shigell... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Ameba vs bacteria: bacterial dysentery may be self limited- sometimes caused by shigella in unhygienic places. Ameoba dysentery is an infection of the intestine (gut) c... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: Pepto bismal and oral hydration (drinking fluids) can be used but an antibiotic is more effective.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Absolutely. Viruses can also cause a regional gastroenteritis with only some symptoms though bloody diarrhea usually makes me think of salmonella or a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Bloody diarrhea: Bacteria that cause bloody diarrhea include salmonella, shigella, e. Coli, campylobacter and, possibly, listeria.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Many!: There are many different bacteria and viruses that can cause gastroenteritis. That is why stool cultures and other studies are so important in confirm... Read More

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